2006-08-16 E-Edition

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Rehab For VA Hospital The 50-year-old Veterans’Administration (VA) hospital in St. Albans will undergo extensive modernization and existing medical centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn will stay open and, like the St. Albans facility, will continue to provide veterans in the New York City area with improved health care, R. James Nicholson, Secretary of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, announced […]

Calendar of Events

9/11: We Will Never Forget Sep. 13, United Community Civic Association, Annual “9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony”, refreshments; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street, Astoria Heights. Community Meetings Boards Sep. 5, 7:15 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718-760-3141. Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 7:45 p.m., Board 6; Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 […]

Bliss Restaurant

45-20 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside  718.729.0778

liss, a restaurant perched on a quaint corner in Sunnyside at 46th Street (also called Bliss Street) and Skillman Avenue, truly lives up to its name. Open for nearly two years, Bliss is a culinary delight and a B treasure for those seeking superior, fresh food, a delightful atmosphere and reasonable prices. This charming, tastefully appointed restaurant resembles a country […]

Senior Spotlight

Int'l Day Of Celebration Bows At Jamaica/Hillcrest S.C.

What sounds to us like a great idea is about to be initiated at the Catholic Charities/Hillcrest Senior Center in the Jamaica, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates area. Officials at the center call it “International Day Celebration.” The first of these will be Filipino Day to be held tomorrow at the center at 168-01 B Hillside Ave. at 168th Street starting at […]

RSVP Seeks Volunteers

Spend your golden years teaching children the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. The Community Service Society Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is searching for volunteers, age 55 and over with an interest in diversity issues and working with elementary school children to be part of its award winning Prejudice Reduction Program in Queens. The […]

The Savvy Senior.

Mental Fitness Tips

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to sharpen my mind and improve my memory? I just turned 60 and have some concerns about keeping mentally fit as I age. What can you tell me? Forgetful Frank Dear Frank: For most people, starting around age 50, the brain’s ability to remember names, multitask or learn something […]

‘Disinvestment’ Policy Does Disservice To All

On at least one occasion in this space we have noted the far-reaching effects of a rise in gasoline and oil prices on all aspects of life in this borough. Almost everything sold in every store, be that store a mom-and-pop deli or a big-box retailer, has been trucked in. A sizeable proportion of the products sold in those stores […]

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Cop Hails Community Dear Gazette and Devoted Readers: In my opinion, Astoria was trouble-free during our recent power outage due to a combination of police deployment and a beautiful community! I have always been a proud member of the New York City Police Department. However, I am even prouder to be the Commanding Officer of the 114th Precinct because of […]

Consolidated Euphemisms And Other Things I Learned In Blackout 2006

I am a veteran of blackouts. I’ve survived the big ones in New York; 1965, 1977, 2003 and now 2006. But I must admit that it was only during this last one that I learned things that are really important. For example, in the early stages of this one I learned that despite what my own eyes for years had […]